How To Be Happy in Business, Missions, and Relationships

It’s been a very busy two weeks for me, my family, and my organization Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy. That’s why it took me some time (two weeks) to write another article.

My wife and child are both quite enjoying our vacation in our newly-constructed home in Lipa City. As you know, the new house we’ve built is sitting on a paradisiacal and quiet village of nature farms and retirement homes of celebrities and political personalities. Once you sat on the porch, it’s hypnotically relaxing. As if it would be fine to be late for your work or appointment.

The only letdown is the weak internet signal which is really disappointing for someone like me who make a living online and depend on it 24/7. God is definitely sending me a positive message on why I have to surrender my internet life for now. Continue reading

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The Family FQ Workshop by the Faustos

My good friend Rose Fres Fausto, a family financial literacy advocate, will be hosting an event called Family FQ Workshop on May 9, 2014.

This workshop aims to help parents and children to work together in attaining the richer quality of life  and relationships they deserve.

Here’s a take away from Rose’s article on the Philippine Star and her blog Continue reading

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Why You Need To Stick To Your Investing Strategy

Everyone wants to rule the world these days.

But even though it’s a fact that there are no easy ways to get rich quickly, there are some few lucky folks who get the moolah that they dream of in a very short period of time. Some are plain lucky because they won the lotto or the the jackpot at the casino. And very few investors and traders just really know how to choose the right stocks and become really big time winner using his few millions.

But this does not happen most of the time to many people. As Bo Sanchez’s book would say, “The Turtle Always Wins”. In that book, it’s mentioned that consistent and habitual effort that count most in achieving success in the investment world. Continue reading

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Rock Bands and Artists That Rock About Personal Finance

I have been a musician for more than 2 decades already. Gosh, it’s revealing my age! I’m already 25! ;)

As I have been saying to my fellow financial literacy advocates, we can not stay educators of the rest of the Philippine nation with our “boring” methods of teaching if we really want to reach out to every Filipino. We need to be more creative and more entertaining in a way in order for us to be heard and craved by people to be heard again.

That is why in our upcoming Angat Pilipinas Financial Literacy Awards 2015, we’re bringing in our celebrity volunteers like Jojo Alejar, Joyce Burton-Titular, Jao Mapa (why do their names all start in letter “J”???), Miriam Quiambao, etc. as we believe that with their following and showbiz influence, they can be great ambassadors of financial literacy. Continue reading

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Angat Kabataan! The APC’s Youth Summer Camp 2015

When I read in an American news website that the the US kids do not get enough financial education in school, my heart broke. Not for the American kids but for the Filipino youth.

If the Americans find it very unfortunate that the majority of their students do not receive even a basic financial foundation, what more about our Filipino youngsters?

In the US, some 15 to 20 states require high school students to take a personal finance or economics course as a requirement for graduation. In the Philippines, only a handful of private schools offer mandatory subjects tackling entrepreneurship, cooperative management, banking basics, etc. Continue reading

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See You at Money Talks UAE!

I have been invited by my friend and the King of Ka-Ching himself, Randell Tiongson to join a team of financial advocates in giving an exciting and wisdom-filled seminar to Filipinos in Dubai, UAE on March 20, 2015.

Aside from Randell, the other speakers invited were also financial literacy advocates based outside the Philippines.  This is a testimonial that many OFW’s are beginning to become more aware about taking care of their finances.

The guests for this conference are all advocates for financial literacy and have extensive training & experience in finance and investing.

If you are based in Dubai or UAE or nearby Gulf countries, be part of this life-changing event and learn from the experts who have the heart to help bring financial education to the OFWs!

To register for this event, CLICK HERE or email

Here are my co-speakers at the Money Talks UAE: Continue reading

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The Blog Academy Philippines is Coming Back!

After a couple of successful runs, the Blog Academy Philippines has produced a handful of influential bloggers and are now enjoying “celebrity” status online in their respective fields of interests and expertise.

Not only that, these bloggers have turned their blogs into an online ATM! Yes, an online Automated Teller Machine! One of them even earned Php4million in just 12 months! Kaching-kaching!

This is the reason why we’re bringing back the Blog Academy Philippines to reach out to more deserving individuals who can write and share what they know and their precious experiences.

Missed the previous Blog Academy Philippines sessions? Fret not because it’s coming back real soon! Continue reading

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Top 5 Business Ideas for OFWs Who Finally Want To Settle Down in the Philippines

Working overseas is not forever; at some point OFWs have to go back to their homeland and settle down for good. While they are willing to work thousands of miles away from their hometown, given a chance, most OFWs will definitely save and invest a hefty sum of what they ‘ve earned and will choose to reside here with their families.

Though it will be a huge leap for them from being employed to self-employment—not to mention the sheer amount of money that needs to be invested—what are the possible entrepreneurial vehicles for overseas Filipino workers who want to come home for good? Continue reading

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Have You Scored Your Tickets to #AngatAwards Yet?

Botohan na para sa Angat Pilipinas Financial Literacy Awards!


16 April 2015 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
SMX Aura Convention Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Hosted by Jojo Alejar

with live performances by Filipino music guru and advocate Joey Ayala,
the VoicePH finalist and social entrepreneur Darryl Shy,
spoken word+poetry+music artist Kooky Tuason,

singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Nityalila, and indiepop band Vinyard!

also featuring Miriam Quiambao, EntrepChamp Paulo Tibig, DJ and beauty queen Joyce Burton-Titular, actor and artist Jao Mapa,
inspirational speaker and award-winning author Bo Sanchez, and a whole lot more!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW at and witness the honoring of financial literacy advocacy heroes in the country.


Don’t have a PAYPAL account? You may choose to contact 0917 834 0426 / 0917 855 5990 for ticket reservations!

See you there!!

We would like to thank the following:

Manila Workshops

SMX Aura Premier


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Truly Rich Club
Real Estate Maven
Salt N Light Ventures
Ayala Land/Alveo

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